ELISHA SMITH

Smith, Elisha, New Marlborough. Receipt dated July 31, 1781, for bounty paid said Smith by Obadiah Ward, on behalf of a class of the town of New Marlborough, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list dated Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781, of men raised in Berkshire Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, and delivered to William Walker, Superintendent for said county; Capt. Collar’s co., Col. Ashley’s regt.; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; hair, brown; occupation, laborer; residence, New Marlborough ; engaged for town of New Marlborough ; term, 3 years; reported receipted for by Capt. Shepard ; also. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Smith’s CO., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith’s (6th) regt. ; returns for wages for the years 1781 and 1782 ; wages allowed said Smith from Aug. 3, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1782, 16 mos. 29 days. Source: MS&SRA Vol 14 pg 390/396 MERGED as same person: Smith, Elisha. Private, Capt. Heman Smith’s co., Lieut. Col. Coller’s regt. ; .service, 11 days; company marched from Sandisfield to Stillwater Oct. 14, 1781, on an alarm. Roll endorsed ” Col John Ashley Reg.” Source: MS&SRA Vol 14 pg 392/398

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